Should police be required to collect race-based data to fight discrimination?

The air was already fraught with tension inside the North York committee room before the police officer even opened his mouth.On that February day in 1989, the city outside was a powder keg. Race relations were strained and communities in Toronto and beyond were outraged over recent police killings of unarmed black men, one of whom was only 17.Against this backdrop, staff inspector Julian Fantino, who would later serve as Toronto police chief from 2000 to 2005, had been hauled before a commit...

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